Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Gratitude 8/1/07

Today I am grateful for the psychologists who have been willing to go beyond the medical model of mental illness to see that we have a soul component (or aware ego, witness, Atman, Buddha Nature, witness, I-I) that is not limited or defined by any of the neurochemical things that happen in our brains.

I have been doing a lot of reading of late in the "psychology of the soul," and I find myself really drawn to this area of experience and how having access to the soul can really help alleviate a lot of suffering.

I am continually grateful for the monsoon season here in the desert. It's amazing how this brief period of rain can sustain the desert for the better part of a year.

And finally, I am grateful for those of you who read this blog, even though most people seldom comment. I appreciate your visits to check up on what is happening here.

What are you grateful for today?


Unknown said...

I agree with your sentiments, here. I hope nobody finds out, tho. We might get tagged as Hindus.

I am reluctant to use the word 'soul', for some reason. I like the idea of us being reflections of the moon in pools of water. Our lives, trapped in this body, keep us apart from what we've forgotten: that we are each the whole of consciousness.

I am just a humble Buddhist with some sort of Zeus complex.

Robert Sim said...

I'm grateful for your blog, of course. One of the best subscriptions in my reader. :-)

william harryman said...

Hi Robert -- Thanks -- I enjoy as well.


william harryman said...

Hey Tom,

Soul has been derided for far too long in my opinion -- it's time to reclaim the truth of who we are as human beings.

I had a writing teacher way back who refused to let anyone use the word "soul" in a poem. Buffoon.

Anyway -- glad you agree -- I suspect there are more of us than not.